I am so lucky to have had the honor to help introduce a beautiful birth mom, Lily, to the adoptive family she had chosen for her baby. The experience was so beautiful and very touching – beyond being able to express in words.
At first, I think we were both a little nervous! When I picked- up Lily she was so cute. She asked if she looked okay and if she was over-dressed. She looked beautiful, but was visibly nervous and anxious. As we drove to the restaurant she expressed how excited she was to meet Matt & Terry. For the past couple of days, she had been imagining what their meeting might be like and thinking about all of the questions she wanted to ask them.
When we arrived at the restaurant, Matt & Terry were waiting with big smiles on their face. They greeted Lily with warm hugs and made her feel so comfortable and loved. It was obvious from the first minute we sat down that Terry and Lily already had a special connection.
Lily had brought the ultrasounds of the baby and shared them with Matt & Terry. They were so surprised that Lily had thought to bring the ultrasounds and share such a beautiful part of her pregnancy with them. Tears of joy and laugher were shared.
After sharing the ultrasound, Lily expressed her wishes for Matt & Terry to be with the baby right away in the nursery. She wanted them to know that the baby should be with them as they are the parents and she did not want to interfere with that special time.
Again, we all had tears in our eyes and were amazed at Lily’s strength and courage. She expressed how confident she was in her decision and how meeting them had made her feel even more certain about her decision to choose adoption and Matt & Terry as her baby’s family.
I feel so blessed to have been able to be a part of this beautiful experience. I can only imagine how they must have all felt! Adoption is such a beautiful experience and these brave and courageous birth parents are true Angels!